You might want to use ntpd to sync the clock before cron starts if this turns out to be your problem: ntp.html

Once you have ntpd working, just put ntpd on the require line in the cron startup file, /etc/rc.d/cron, to ensure that cron starts up after ntpd.

...or just buy a new motherboard battery.

James Riendeau
MMI Computer Support Technician
1300 University Ave
Rm. 436, Dept. of MedMicro
Madison, WI  53706

Phone: (608) 262-3351
After-hours Phone: (608) 260-2696
Fax: (608) 262-8418

On Dec 28, 2006, at 3:33 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 09:07:23 -0600
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Subject: Re: cron not running
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Check the clock. Often older systems have dead batteries so the clock is
so far out of whack cron jobs don't run.


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